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What Food Science Can Lend to Skin Care

What insights can personal care leverage from the foods industry? This article explores food trends, sensory language and metrics that translate across these categories.

Comparatively Speaking: Standard vs. Quantum-level Research

If you've ever conducted an experiment and could not explain the results, it could be due to hidden variables. This leads to what's referred to as quantum-level research, which is described by Nava Dayan, Ph.D., in this edition of "Comparatively Speaking."

Using Opposing Forces to Advance Wearables

A next-gen electronic skin has been developed that can detect opposing forces with new levels of sensitivity.

Making DNA 'Dance': Chemical Oscillators to Choreograph Biological Functions

Chemical oscillation is at the very core of our circadian rhythm. It is also central to a new discovery from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds potential for molecular machines... possibly for advanced personal care.

SCC Annual Meeting: Digital Dimensions of Cosmetics

Technology is getting smarter—how might this apply to cosmetics? The SCC Annual Meeting closed with conversation and insight on how virtual reality, handheld 3-D scanning and more apply to the industry.

[podcast] CAS9 and CRISPR Technology: Implications for Cosmetics?

"CRISPR, in my mind, is like a molecular GPS. . .People just type in some short array sequence, essentially an address, to find the target. Upon binding to the target, a pair of molecular scissors cuts the DNA and performs a repair to modify the DNA sequence."

Patent Pick: Delivering on mRNA's Promise

News about CRISPR and the Cas9 enzyme has permeated nearly every scientific—and even some consumer—communities. But there is one crucial area where these entities have not penetrated to any real appreciable level: the human body. A new patent may fix that.

Jump-starting Anti-aging, Healing and More

With the flip of a switch—er, chip, rather—skin cells can be reprogrammed as any cell type to restore function to aging or damaged tissue and organs. Research from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State College of Engineering explains.

Advanced Photodynamic Therapy Kills 'Blood Suckers'

By "blood suckers," Vanderbilt scientists mean bacteria like staph, which deplete the human blood of iron. Here, a new molecule is described that, when combined with phototherapy, can selectively kill off these and other bacteria—suggesting new anti-acne and other treatment potential.

The New Bionic Reality: Imprinted Wearables

New dimensions in 3D printing are now possible thanks to a novel process developed at the University of Minnesota. Not only could this give surgical robots the sense of touch, it could embed the human skin with biometric monitoring capabilities.

Is Digital Phenotyping the Future of Product Customization?

The company explains, “Integrating diagnostic capabilities with stylish, user-friendly devices enables brands to make personalized product recommendations at scale.”

Secrets of the Trees for Super Cosmetics?

Trees are not the mute, woody giants we think them to be. They are actually quite chatty. What do talking trees have to do with cosmetics? I started to draw parallels between them our industry’s work on the microbiome, epigenetics and wellness cosmetics; even sustainability.

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